One such example of federal protection for wrongdoers on the railways includes the area of workers’ compensation claims pursued by railroad employees, whose recoveries are limited under a separate federal statutory scheme called the Federal Employers’ Liability Act of 1907 (FELA).
If you have suffered severe injuries as the result of a railroad accident, you should contact a lawyer with experience in the pursuit of related claims, as you may be entitled to a recovery of damages as a result of the railroad’s negligent conduct. It is critically important that you protect your rights in a timely manner, since there are notice requirements and other deadlines that may bar claims that are not brought within a prescribed period.
If you or a family member have suffered significant personal injuries as the result of a railroad company’s negligence, and would like to speak with an experienced attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C., please contact us; you can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights.